The stars will be out across Massachusetts as Keith Lockhart leads the Boston Pops in a 125th Anniversary celebration with a very special theme.

Robert De Niro, Ed Harris and Morgan Freeman will lend their talents to the multimedia presentation entitled "The Dream Lives On: A Portrait of the Kennedy Brothers."

Premiering May 18 at 8 p.m. at Boston’s Symphony Hall, the show will feature music composed by Peter Boyer, words written by Tony Award-winning lyricist Lynn Ahrens, and the vocals of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, interspersed with dramatic readings of some of the best rhetorical moments from revered Boston natives, Jack, Bobby, Teddy as well as vintage video.

The show will run at Symphony Hall through May 22 and will repeat again on July 3 and 4 on the Charles River Esplanade as part of the" traditional "Pops Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular Concert," with narrators to be announced.

Alec Baldwin, will take over narrating duties when "The Dream Lives On" plays at Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Lennox, on July 18 at 2:30 p.m., and Chris Cooper will step in on August 1 when the show plays on the Hyannis Village Green, near the famous "Kennedy compound."

A historic year for the Pops and for the Kennedy family sets the stage for what promises to be a special summer for Boston.

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John Guilfoil is the editor-in-chief of Blast: Boston's Online Magazine and the Blast Magazine Network. He can be reached at [email protected]. Tweet @johnguilfoil.

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